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International round up: Coronavirus worldwide

International round up: Coronavirus worldwide The total number of Covid-19 cases worldwide has now exceeded 120 million, with more than 2,670,000 dead.

Bankers’ and bosses’ man asked to take over in Italy

Bankers’ and bosses’ man asked to take over in Italy Italy's rulers want to install a technocrat to push through measures they cannot impose by normal means

Farmers’ protests in India pile on pressure

Farmers’ protests in India pile on pressure Farmers’ protests in India continue to put the hard right government of Narendra Modi under extreme pressure.

More restrictions imposed as Covid-19 deaths globally pass 1.5 million

More restrictions imposed as Covid-19 deaths globally pass 1.5 million The coronavirus pandemic has reached a grisly milestone—1.5 million deaths worldwide.

International round-up - quarantine for refugees, food riot and pause in Yemen war

International round-up - quarantine for refugees, food riot and pause in Yemen war Italy has quarantined refugees on a boat, police sparked a food riot in Nairobi and the bloody war in Yemen is paused

Move to restart economy is driven by state’s rivalry

Move to restart economy is driven by state’s rivalry Global deaths from the ­coronavirus surpassed 100,000 at the end of last week. In many countries there is no let-up in the grim statistics of infection and deaths.

Fresh strikes for coronavirus safety in Italy

31 March 2020
Workers in Italy are resisting bosses’ attempts to benefit from the ­coronavirus crisis.

Italian worker says ‘we are ready to fight’ for coronavirus action

15 March 2020
A wave of strikes has hit Italy, and further walkouts may be coming

Italian workers fight to shape response to coronavirus

13 March 2020
Strikes and protests have won concessions from bosses and the state

Setback for Salvini, but the right is a real threat

27 January 2020
Italy’s right wing League leader Matteo Salvini failed to overturn decades of left of centre rule in the northern region of Emilia-Romagna last Sunday.

International round-up—Get Trump out of the White House

16 December 2019
The US House of Representatives was set to vote on whether to impeach Donald Trump on Wednesday of this week.

Three million join second day of strikes over climate change

01 October 2019
Some three million people joined a huge climate strike across 28 countries on Friday of last week.

Why it is dangerous to prop up the centre

10 September 2019
Britain has recently overtaken Italy for the prize of having the most shambolic political system in an advanced capitalist country. But there are now attempts at parallel solutions to both countries’ governmental crises.

Austerity and racism is on the cards for new government of chaos in Italy

03 September 2019
Italy looked on the verge of having a new unstable government as Socialist Worker went to press.

Italy in turmoil after far right Matteo Salvini pushes for snap election

21 August 2019
Italy’s political crisis came to a head this week as prime minister Giuseppe Conte resigned after far right interior minister Matteo Salvini pulled the plug on the coalition.

Muckraking political thriller that asks a deep question

06 August 2019
The Candidate uncovers the shady side of politics in a way that has us both rooting for a corrupt leader and revelling in his downfall, says Simon Basketter

Euro elections round up: Far right rally in Milan as polls predict high votes

21 May 2019
Far right parties in many parts of Europe were hoping for major gains in this week’s elections.

Loro - an uncomfortable view of Silvio Berlusconi’s seedy world

22 April 2019
A movie about former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi can be hard to watch—but it exposes a horrible and vulgar system, writes Simon Basketter

Italy’s war on the Roma escalates as racists and fascists force families out

09 April 2019
Racist protests started in the Italian capital of Rome on Tuesday of last week after the council announced a bus would transfer 70 Roma to a reception centre in Torre Maura, an eastern suburb of the city.

Refugees rescued but left stranded on ship by EU

09 April 2019
A rescue ship carrying 64 refugees is stuck at sea after the Italian and Maltese governments refused to let it dock last week.

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